Highway Patrol is working on multiple crashes, including the Moniteau County double death

The state Highway Patrol responded to five crashes in the central Missouri area on Saturday.

Two California residents were killed in a two-vehicle collision Saturday night in Moniteau County, according to an accident report.

Richard Manning, 79, of California, was driving a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica eastbound on U.S. Highway 50 with Mary Manning, 74, of California, as a passenger. Benjamin Knipp, 26, of Tipton, drove a 1988 Kenworth grain truck ahead of them.

Shortly before 7 p.m., just west of Cross Lane Road, Knipp was beginning to turn left when he was hit from behind by Manning.

Richard and Mary Manning were pronounced dead at the scene by Moniteau County Coroner Brad Friedmeyer and transported to Windmill Ridge Funeral Home in California. Knipp was not injured.


Two Hannibal residents suffered minor injuries Saturday after hitting a guardrail in Callaway County.

The patrol report says Donna Stroud, 73, of Hannibal, was driving a 2021 Toyota Sienna eastbound on Interstate 70 with Leslie Stroud, 73, of Hannibal, as a passenger.

Shortly after noon, near mile marker 153.8, Stroud veered off the left side of the roadway and struck a guardrail.

The driver and passenger were both wearing their seat belts. They suffered minor injuries and were transported to University Hospital by Callaway EMS.


A Russellville man was slightly injured in a two-vehicle collision Saturday in Cole County.

The accident report says 24-year-old Clayton Percival of Russellville was driving a 2005 Toyota Corolla eastbound along US 50.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Route U, Percival failed to yield while crossing the eastbound lanes of the freeway and was struck by Aleksandr Glebov, 55, of California, driving a 2018 Toyota Camry.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts. Percival suffered moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to University Hospital.


An accident in Cole County left an Eldon woman with minor injuries Saturday night, according to a patrol report.

Camryn Marriott, 18, of Eldon, was driving a 2012 Ford Focus westbound on US Highway 54 while Andrew Schaefer, 35, of Eugene, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Impala westbound on Penny Hollow Road.

Shortly after 5 p.m., at Clarks Fork Road, Schaefer crossed the westbound lanes of the freeway but did not yield to Marriott, who struck his vehicle, left the right side of the roadway and rolled over .

Marriott, who was wearing a seatbelt, was lightly injured and taken to Capital Region Hospital by private transport. Schaefer, who was not wearing a seat belt, was not injured.


A Lake Ozark woman suffered minor injuries after a motorcycle collision with a deer Saturday night in Miller County.

The accident report says Charlesetta Kolb, 41, of Lake Ozark, was driving a 2015 Can-Am Spyder eastbound on U.S. Highway 54. At 6 p.m. before MM, Kolb struck a deer.

The motorcycle was undamaged, but Kolb, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Lake Regional Hospital by private transport.

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